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### \day & \month & \year

LaTeX defines the counter `\day` for the day of the month (nominally with value between 1 and 31), `\month` for the month of the year (nominally with value between 1 and 12), and year `\year`. When TeX starts up, they are set from the current values on the system. The related command `\today` produces a string representing the current day (see \today).

They counters are not updated as the job progresses so in principle they could be incorrect by the end. In addition, TeX does no sanity check:

```\day=-2 \month=13 \year=-4 \today
```

gives no error or warning and results in the output ‘-2, -4’ (the bogus month value produces no output).

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